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Re: Follow the Prospects: Taylor Hill, RHP
« Topic Start: July 03, 2013, 01:31:05 PM »

1. RHP Taylor Hill (24 years old, 6th-round pick in 2011 out of Vanderbilt) -- Promoted from High-A Potomac in late June, Hill has continued where he left off in the Carolina League. Through two starts with Harrisburg, Hill is 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA, 10 hits and two walks allowed in 14 innings, with seven strikeouts. He's adapted to what experts call the biggest jump in the minors (A to AA) with savvy. Hill, who was 6-2 with a 2.99 ERA in 15 games (14 starts) with Potomac, has been on a sensational tear. Over his last six starts overall (four at Potomac, two at Harrisburg), Hill is 3-1 with a 0.84 ERA. Baseball America said Hill had the "best control" of Nationals' minor league pitchers after the 2012 season. While obviously not a strikeout pitcher, Hill has 13 walks vs. 61 strikeouts this season. Somehow he wasn't rated by BA as a Top 30 prospect. Guessing that changes next year.